On August 10th, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Although we were unable to be together on our special day, it did not keep us from spending time reminiscing about the past and dreaming about our future with one another.
This man with his infectious smile, gentle laugh, quiet demeanor, baby blue eyes, and blonde locks that curl when his hair starts becoming a little too long...... is truly my prince charming, my soul mate, my best friend.
We have experienced many struggles and many moments of sheer bliss. Neither of us could ever imagine one day, one minute, or even one second without the other.
Sixteen years has passed in the blink of an eye and even though my feelings for him have changed from that of a silly college student with a crush to much deeper, endearing, intimate affections...I will forever and always love him with all my heart.
This poem below is one of my favorites.
It, so eloquently, seems to capture the essence of this life we share as husband and wife.
she had looked for his coming as warriors come,
with the clash of arms and the bugle's call;
but he came instead with a stealthy tread,
which she did not hear at all.
she had thought how his armor would blaze in the sun,
as he rode like a prince to claim his bride:
in the sweet dim light of the falling night
she found him at her side.
she had dreamed how the gaze of his strange, bold eye
would wake her heart to a sudden glow:
she found in his face the familiar grace
of a friend she used to know.
she had dreamed how his coming would stir her soul,
as the ocean is stirred by the wild storm's strife:
he brought her the balm of a heavenly calm,
and a peace which crowned her life.
- ella wheeler wilcox